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Two Arrested for Robbing Green Lane Gas Station
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
2020-06-04

            A Hatfield man and a North Wales man are accused of robbing a Green Lane gas station with a weapon. Jared James Yevak, 29, and Joseph Michael Breyer, 34, each faces more than 30 criminal counts from the incident.

             According to law enforcement officials, Yevak brandished the handle of a black handgun while robbing the Sunoco, located at 112 Gravel Pike, on May 4. Breyer drove Yevak to the store with the intention of robbing it, according to the police criminal complaint filed in the Red Hill Court of District Judge Maureen Coggins.

            Breyer allegedly admitted to law enforcement officials on May 7 that he and Yevak robbed the store and two others between May 4 and May 6. Both men were charged May 18, according to information posted on a state judicial website.

            Yevak faces 13 felony counts of robbery and related conspiracy charges as well as one count of possession of a prohibited firearm. He has also been charged with 15 misdemeanor counts that include theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, simple assault and related conspiracy charges, along with four summary harassment counts.
            Breyer faces 12 felony counts of robbery and related conspiracy charges. He has also been charged with 15 misdemeanors counts that include theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, simple assault and related conspiracy charges, along with four summary harassment counts, according to information posted on a state judicial website.
            The state police were dispatched at 7:55 p.m. on May 4 to a silent alarm at the gas station. While watching the surveillance video, the responding trooper saw the suspected vehicle travel past the store numerous times before the robbery. A suspect enters wearing black shoes, black pants, a dark gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt, black/gray baseball gloves with a "C" emblem on them, a baseball hat with a yellow brim and a black/white bandana and gloves, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
            While walking around the counter, and keeping his right hand in his pocket, the robber shoved a store employee and handed him a black trash bag.

"Give me the money, and nothing will happen," said the man showing the clerk the handle of a black gun, according to legal documents.
            The robber grabbed the bag, filled by the clerk, and ran from the store. He dropped some money and cigarettes. The employee then recovered the money, which accounted for all the funds in the register except for $63, and the cigarettes, according to law enforcement officials.
            Just before 9 p.m., the trooper was alerted to a robbery that had just occurred in Telford at the Circle K. A witness' description appeared to match a suspect in the Green Lane incident.

            The suspect is seen running out of a store with an unknown amount of money in a clear trash bag. Surveillance video also showed a Chevrolet Malibu, the same vehicle in the Green Lane robbery, according to the legal document.  
            On May 7, Breyer told the Franconia Township police he removed the license plate from his vehicle prior to the Green Lane robbery. Additionally, he said the two used the proceeds to buy drugs in Philadelphia, according to law enforcement officials.
            During a May 11 search of the Malibu, law enforcement officials recovered a baseball cap with a yellow brim that was cut into numerous pieces as well as a black and clear trash bags. They also discovered a locked safe in the trunk, according to the document.
            During a May 18 formal arraignment, District Judge Paul N. Leo set bail for both suspects at $25,000 monetary. A preliminary hearing for Yevak was scheduled for 9 a.m. on May 26 before Coggins. A similar hearing for Breyer was scheduled at the same time before Leo.


 

 

 

 

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